|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
167 lb (76 kg)
|Teams||Chicago Black Hawks |
|Born||July 21, 1912,|
Salem, MA, USA
|Died||March 19 1972 (aged 59),|
|Pro Career||1932 – 1954|
Louis Napoleon Trudel (July 21, 1913 in Salem, Massachusetts – March 19, 1971) was a professional ice hockey player who played 305 games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks. Trudel won two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1934 and 1938.
Trudel played junior with the Edmonton Poolers. In 1932-33, he enjoyed a solid rookie pro season with the Tulsa Oilers before joining the Chicago Black Hawks. He played seven games in the 1934 playoffs while helping the club win its first Stanley Cup.
In 1934-35, Trudel scored eleven goals and formed an efficient line with Bill Kendall and Tom Cook. He was a regular with the club through the 1937-38 season when he was a member of a second Stanley Cup winner. He then played two and a half seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and participated in the Babe Siebert Memorial Game in 1939.
Trudel played several years in the minors before retiring. He led the American Hockey League in goals twice and was selected to the league's first all-star team once and second team on three occasions. He also spent a year coaching the Eastern Amateur Hockey League's Cleveland Knights and retired as a player after playing eleven games for the Milwaukee Chiefs of the International Hockey League in 1953-54.